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Centre–Periphery Party Competition

Two Power Centres and Government–Party Relations

Squeezing Out the Centre: Catholic Party Politics in the New Republic

Using the Manifesto Estimates to Correct Systematic ‘Centring’ Error in Expert and Electoral Positioning of Parties

At the Centre of an Imperial Capital: Swamps, Yellow Fever, and Gypsy Parties

Multi-centre evaluation of the Etest method for antifungal drug susceptibility testing of Candida spp. and Cryptococcus neoformans. BSAC Working Party on Antifungal Chemotherapy.

Centre International pour le Règlement des Différends Relatifs aux Investissements Decision sur les Mesures Conservatoires sollicitées par les Parties dans l'Affaire CIRDI/ARB /98/2

RAE, Robert Keith (born 1948), PC (Can.) 1998; OC 2000; OOnt 2004; QC (Can.) 1984; Senior Partner, Olthius Kleer Townshend LLP, Toronto, since 2014; MP (Liberal) Toronto Centre, Canada, 2008–June 2013; interim Leader, Liberal Party, 2011–13

J. Barry Jones and J. Osmond (eds), Inclusive Government and Party Management, the National Assembly for Wales and the Work of its Committees, IWA/Welsh Governance Centre, 2001, 192 pp., pb. £15

The Role of Party Autonomy in International Arbitration – Thirteenth Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration, ICC International Court of Arbitration / American Arbitration Association (AAA) / International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) – 15 November 1996 – New York

 

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A party representing the interests of the Roman Catholic minority in Germany. It gradually emerged from the Revolutions of 1848/9, though it did not function as a national party until after German unification in 1871. From the 1880s onwards, and to a more limited extent after 1918, it could count on the electoral support of the majority of Catholics, which gave it a fundamental stability and thus a pivotal role in increasingly fragmented parliaments. As the failure of the Bülow Bloc showed, it became virtually impossible to govern without the parliamentary support of the Centre in the long run.

Despite its commitment to the monarchy, after World War I the party quickly accepted the Weimar Republic and became its central pillar next to the SPD. Towards the end of the Republic, under Brüning's leadership, it hoped to overcome the problems of the parliamentary democracy through cooperation with conservative elites. Brüning's willingness to rule against the parliament signalled the end of parliamentary democracy. In 1933 most centre parliamentarians voted for the Enabling Act after accepting Hitler's guarantees for civil and religious liberties. The party was dissolved in 1933, and refounded in 1945, albeit with little electoral success since most of its former members joined the CDU.

Subjects: Christianity — Contemporary History (Post 1945).


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